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19 Nov: Hawfinch and 3 Ruff at Carsington Water (Millfields)



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Ideal Christmas Present - The Birds of Derbyshire


Our widely acclaimed county avifauna was published in 2013 and has 376 pages covering history, species status, breeding bird survey results, charts, line darawings, plenty of colour photos and much more in its 30,5cm x 22cm x 3,5cm (this is a big book!)
We have the last remaining copies and can offer them direct to you at a very reasonable price
We can offer an even lower price if you collect. If you are interested please contact the nearest regional stockist to you:
  • North West: Tel: 01457 238664
  • North Tel: 01433 630726
  • North East Tel: 01773 861262
  • Central (inc. Derby and if you live outside Derbyshire) Tel: 01332 513487
  • South Tel: 01283 544870



NOW AVAILABLE!!! Derbyshire Bird Report 2015

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The latest Derbyshire Bird Report published November 2016. Complete Systematic List for the 211 species seen in Derbyshire in 2015, Crag Martin and Iberian Chiffchaff – new species for Derbyshire, Red-throated Pipit on Ludworth Moor and more


Click here to order

Derby Peregrines

Catch up on all the Peregrine news at Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project here


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Announcements

 




FIELDTRIP AND INDOOR MEETING PROGRAMME UPDATED 19 NOVEMBER


Please see here for the 2017-2018 Programme



Think before you click


Please be sensible and responsible when using social media to report sightings for sensitve breeding species see here for help and guidance. Remember: the birds must come first.



More help with records submission is now available


Following suggestions from users a new spreadsheet is available to help you submit your records click here. The Submit a Record form is intended for a small number of records and this spreadsheet for occasions where you want to submit more than 5-10 records. Instructions are supplied on the spreadsheet



Wildlife Crime


If you witness or suspect wildlife crime then please contact the police (ask for a Wildlife Crime Officer) or RSPB. Your information will be dealt with in confidence but if, for any reason, you are reluctant to take either of those routes then please at least pass the information to Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555111


See the Meetings and Trips page for the 2016-2017 Indoor Meetings and Fieldtrip programme dates


Check out the Carsington Bird Club website


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Meetings and trips

 

The next indoor meeting will be on 24 November


The next planned Field Trip is on 2 December


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  Site restrictions

Birdwatchers are are asked to respect the following restrictions:

  • Ambaston GP: Please stay on the public footpath
  • Aston-on-Trent GP: This is a private working gravel pit with permit only access during working hours. The site cannot be seen from the A50 pull-in because of the height of trees/bushes. No access should be attempted AT ANY TIME, however, occasional visits organised by the DWT and DWT/DOS – places limited, see Meetings and Trips page
  • Church Wilne Reservoir: There is currently no access to even permit holders at this site due to Security and Health and Safety at Work Issues
  • Drakelow NR: Please do not walk in front of the main hide
  • Foremark Reservoir: No access at any time to the area along the dam wall or the the west side of the reservoir
  • High Bridge GP: Access from the A38 and take extreme care when crossing the hump-backed bridge. This is a dangerous working gravel pit and heavy lorries use the site during working hours so best visited in the evening or weekend but be aware work can occur at any time and parking is difficult during the working week. There should be no attempt to gain Access At Any Time. The best pit should only be viewed from the lane
  • Willington GP: Please stay on the main tracks, do not use the gravel company roads. Currently The Canal Pit is very difficult to view from the Canal Bank or from the Canal Bridge due to tall vegetation. Signs now on this pit which say “No Access to Birdwatchers”.

Safety first!

Respect landowner's privacy

"The interests of the bird comes first"

Birdwatchers code of Conduct

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